Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wisconsin among the best 20 places to work in academia

The Scientist just published their list of best places to work in academia. The University of Wisconsin broke into the top-20 (#19, up from #28 in 2006).

Among Wisconsin's main strengths (and I wholeheartedly agree): outstanding peers and colleagues to work with, and excellent resources for doing research. Among the minuses listed by The Scientist: sub-par pay and job satisfaction.


The Professor said...

Seems that if UWisc. could just boost it's overall pay scale it could break into the top 5 research universities private or public in the country. Best way to do this is to weight pay by performance, awarding the super-achievers. See Gallup's excellent book First Break All the Rules on how this has become the norm at most leading companies.